Saturday, July 30, 2011
Yep, this guy: the subterranean formosan termite.
And guess whose policy DOES NOT COVER THIS PARTICULAR SPECIES?
Turns out, the formosan is a special termite, not native to our area. It hails from Asia. And they are hungry little critters capable of doing significant damage FAST.
And all those ground treatments they do for regular ol' termites? THEY DON'T WORK.
Fortunately, Terminix is a really excellent company that values its customers. They have offered us an option so that we don't have to bear all of the expense (holy goodness, expensive! AND intensive!) of repairs - even though it wasn't part of our original policy. LOVE it when the corporate world does the above-and-beyond-we-care-about-you thing! And now our policy DOES include protection against these eager interlopers.
Friends in the southeast: does YOUR policy cover the formosan?? Trust me, you don't want these visitors.
Anyone else have termite stories to tell?
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Good lord, Irene--I never heard of these guys! We had the regular ol' ones in our earlier house years ago. I was so clueless, I saw a swarm of 'em in our garage and thought, "Oh, what interesting flies," then promptly forgot about them. One day, a guy working on our house told me what they were. Oops!ReplyDelete
I wondered how you couldn't see them... I bet they don't act like good old Alabama ones and fly in your face to alert their presents. Sneaking little buggers to hide in closet.ReplyDelete